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Walt Whitman

Whit·man

(wĭt′mən, hwĭt′-), Walter Known as "Walt." 1819-1892.
American poet whose Leaves of Grass (first published 1855), written in long lines of free verse, celebrates the self, death as a process of life, universal brotherhood, and the greatness of democracy and the United States.
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